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. is he live with me from washington. good morning, david. >> good morning. >> gretchen: this early in the morning i'm glad you can calculate all these numbers in your head. the last unemployment rate we are going to see before the election inches up. what's the real number? >> no president has been reelected with an unemployment rate higher than 7.4 since franklin delano roosevelt. it's a tough hill to climb. the fundamentals of this number are even worse simply because some people have left the labor market that if barack obama had the same amount of people looking for work as when george bush was president. left presidency, we would have a 10.6 unemployment rate. it's far worse than it looks. >> gretchen: what about this u 6 unemployment rate being 14.6% for october. what's u 6? >> that is everyone who is looking for work part timers, all the people in the workforce rather than just eliminating a lot of people who simply stopped looking. the u-6 some people think it's the real unemployment rate. i mean, i don't think there is any perfect number to read this and we have always use
. in the suburbs of washington. fairfax county and next door in prince william county. in 2008 in the counties president obama did well against mccain. 61% to 389%. in fairfax. prince william, louden, 54-vi. the president will need to do well there. he has to do well there to run up the vote total and make up for romney strength in south and west of virginia. watching virginia very closely when the polls close. >> well done. >> a state that is critical is virginia. i went for president obama in 2008, but romney needs it. mike emanuel live in richmond. good evening. >> election officials describe turn-out as robust and ahead of 2008 levels. experts predicting the record turn-out in the range of 4 million voters. with long lines across virginia that could be achieved. republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan made one final visit to virginia. the richmond area this afternoon. just hours before the polls close at 7:00 p.m. ryan told campaign staff and volunteers this is are a great effort. they should keep it up. wake up tomorrow morning knowing they did evening they could in virginia. for r
. >> this is washington. we do it the other way. the truth is that in states like colorado and virginia we see a lot of good signs for mitt romney. states like ohio we can continue to see signs that should bode well for barack obama. it's very hard to say, but when we look at this national number where you have states that are no intensely democrat like new york and california, and you have states that are intensely republican bike texas and alabama there should be a pretty substantial offset there. whatever the reality in that dozen or so 11 or 12 swing states, whatever the reality is the much wanted ground game, the argument that we heard from chicago over and over again, that they might lose on election day but they'll win the election because of early voting doesn't seem to be shaping up that way, that's why we are in the final days of this election in a dead head. megyn: karl rove talked about ohio and early voting and absentee ballots that were requested. he says back in 2008 barack obama his margin of victory -- start with me on the bottom of this graphic you're seeing. obama's margin of vict
wright in washington to lookk at the closing pitches. >> good morning as well. it is the final day before tomorrow, governor mitt romney is giving everything he's got to win the presidency. it is the last full day of campaigning for mitt romney. he will spend the day to urge people to get out and vote. he offers new leadership and faith in the american spirit. >> does anyone fear that the american dream is fading away and wondering if better jobs and paychecks are the thing of a past. i have a clear message. with the right leadership america is about to come roaring back. >> president obama went to colorado where he's in a very close race with governor and he won the state four years ago. >> this is not just a choice between two candidates and two parties, it is a choice of two visions for america. it is a choice between a return for the top down policiless that crashed our policy or the strong growing middle class base policies that are getting us out of a crisis. >> so both president obama and mitt romney will be hop scotching and landing in swing state after swing state. governor romne
. >> steve: in the pages of the washington post. david ignacious who is an opinion writer has a story, it is probably time to see the unclassified tick tock and time line of what actually happened. people before the election, should have the right to know. >>> and the state department refused to comment saying an is going. when we let you know, we'll tell you . >> gretchen: community in breezy point in new york raising a american flag after the devastation in their neighborhood. imagine if this is your neighborhood. 111 homes burned to the ground and others flooded. >> things like this happened in missouri and in california and they don't happen here . this is -- it is terrible. >> gretchen: amazingly no one was killed or seriously hurt. a train goes up in flames in louisville, kentucky . they were trying to separate two rail cars that derailed. it was carries husband dus material. hobby lobby, a christian owned business will argue about employers having to cover insurance cost for the morning after pill . the hearing is expected to begin at 10 : 30 this morning. long-time senator bob
. steven kopf, washington bureau chief for the "cleveland plain-dealer.". drew, i want to start with you. in this kind of election a two point lead would seem to be monumental. yet the obama campaign is spending a lot of resources, sending a lot of surrogates to new hampshire, the president has been appearing there. why? >> the president has come here three times in the last month. four times if you go back to sent him self. he sent bill clinton twice. michelle has been here, both bidens. they're sending a lot of resources into a tiny state that has four electoral votes. my suspicion they're looking at internal polls showing it maybe a little closer than the public polls show it. jon: that two point lead we talked about from "politico" you think the obama campaign sees it smaller than that? >> that is my suspicion. why else would you have the president of the united states spend so much time, four visits to a state with four electoral votes? the other indication this is how close they believe the national election will really be. that the president has to come to little new hampshire fou
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